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Refresh, Refresh: Stories

by Benjamin Percy

Graywolf Press | October 2, 2007 | Trade Paperback

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The war in Iraq empties the small town of Tumalo, Oregon, of men--of fathers--leaving their sons to fight among themselves. But the boys'' bravado fades at home when, alone, they check e-mail again and again for word from their fathers at the front.

Often from fractured homes and communities, the young men in these breathless stories do the unthinkable to prove to themselves--to everyone--that they are strong enough to face the heartbreak in this world. Set in rural Oregon with the shadow of the Cascade Mountains hanging over them, these stories bring you face-to-face with a mad bear, a house with a basement that opens up into a cave, a nuclear meltdown that renders the Pacific Northwest into a contemporary Wild West. Refresh, Refresh is a bold, fiery, and unforgettable collection that deals with vital issues of our time.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 8.51 × 5.41 × 0.74 in

Published: October 2, 2007

Publisher: Graywolf Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1555974856

ISBN - 13: 9781555974855

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Refresh, Refresh: Stories

by Benjamin Percy

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 8.51 × 5.41 × 0.74 in

Published: October 2, 2007

Publisher: Graywolf Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1555974856

ISBN - 13: 9781555974855

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The war in Iraq empties the small town of Tumalo, Oregon, of men--of fathers--leaving their sons to fight among themselves. But the boys'' bravado fades at home when, alone, they check e-mail again and again for word from their fathers at the front.

Often from fractured homes and communities, the young men in these breathless stories do the unthinkable to prove to themselves--to everyone--that they are strong enough to face the heartbreak in this world. Set in rural Oregon with the shadow of the Cascade Mountains hanging over them, these stories bring you face-to-face with a mad bear, a house with a basement that opens up into a cave, a nuclear meltdown that renders the Pacific Northwest into a contemporary Wild West. Refresh, Refresh is a bold, fiery, and unforgettable collection that deals with vital issues of our time.

About the Author

Benjamin Percy was raised in the high desert of central Oregon. He currently teaches creative writing, composition, and literature at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Editorial Reviews

"Full of bravery and bravado, it fairly crackles with life. These stories mark the beginning of a long and brilliant career." --Ann Patchett
 
"Benjamin Percy moves instinctively toward the molten center of contemporary writing, the place where genre fiction, in this case horror, overflows its boundaries and becomes something dark and grand and percipient. These stories contain a brutal power and are radiant with pain--only a writer of surpassing honesty and directness could lead us here." --Peter Straub
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